Rescue teams save man in Thames

By Rob Virtue on October 4, 2012 10:12 AM |

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A man was saved from drowning in a dramatic rescue operation in the River Thames on Wednesday.

Teams from Tower Hamlets Police, the Air Support Unit and the Marine Policing Unit all attended the scene to the east of the Isle of Dogs at 5.40am after reports of a man in distress.

A member of the public had heard him screaming by Storers Quay.

The rescue crew from the helicopter tracked the man, shining a beam on to him from above.

This allowed members of the MPU to get to him and pull to safety. The man was taken to Greenwich Pier where an ambulance rushed him to a south London hospital.

He is still receiving treatment for his injuries.